One Word

Another school year is drawing to a close, and it’s a great time to reflect. Students created report cards for the teacher this morning, and had some excellent suggestions and memories to share. This year, each student was asked to write a letter to a child who will be in Grade 4 next year. They had to think of ONE WORD to describe the year, and use that word as a theme for each paragraph in their letter. I think it is safe to say that there is one word that sums up my school year… extraordinary.

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June

June. It is here already! This year has flown by, and we are maturing and growing so much… as you can tell from our photo below.

This is going to be a busy month filled with fun events, track day, Canada 150 celebration, and an extraordinary  PBL Slumber party. We are going to make the most of our time together before the lazy days of summer begin! Stay tuned for more fun…

Art in the Open Air

Today was the last day before the May long weekend. What a day! We began with bellies full of pancakes, and the day just kept getting better. This afternoon, there were several students missing. We decided to make the best of it and headed outside for some nature art and exploration. Students made spontaneous connections to Social Studies and Science, and they got creative with some items found in the schoolyard. We are thinking these creations might be perfect for a class “I Spy” book! Stay tuned…

Sweater Spirit!

In4Wa, we love spirit days. Check out our creative Christmas sweaters! I’m especially impressed by the ones that students made themselves. 

Happy Holidays from our hearts to yours!

Extraordinary

For the past 5 weeks, our class has enjoyed the company of a student teacher from RDC. Ms Carritt came to our classroom filled with joy and optimism, and she showed tremendous growth as a student teacher. She connected with each student, she learned lots of new things, and she was never afraid to try something new. She left us with the idea of choosing work that is “challenging but not frustrating”, and she helped us to realize that we are capable of great things.

We will miss her… but we know she is going to be an extraordinary teacher some day. Good luck as you finish your degree, Ms Carritt!